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At Least 18 Killed In Afghan Attacks

The site of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Kandahar on November 8
Officials say at least 18 people have been killed in three separate attacks in Afghanistan.

Police said 10 civilians, including women and a child, were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb on its way to a wedding in southern Helmand Province.

In eastern Laghman Province, an army convoy struck a landmine. Five soldiers were killed in the incident near the provincial capital, Mehtarlam.

Three police officers were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden motorbike at a police checkpoint in Kandahar city.

The attacks came as Afghan forces take increasing responsibility for the country's security as international forces prepare to leave by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa